Leon Edwards took the rubber match to claim victory on the night at UFC 286, victory in their fighting trilogy, and cement his position as the undisputed UFC welterweight champion.
Colby Covington vows to defeat Leon Edwards and claim welterweight title: ‘I’m coming to get that belt, mark my words’
Colby Covington has been named the next man in line for a shot at the UFC welterweight title, and the always-outspoken American was typically bullish on his chances of defeating Leon Edwards after watching him from cageside at UFC 286.
Justin Gaethje produced another memorable performance at UFC 286, then set his sights on a rematch with either of his fellow top three contenders.
Dana White confirms Colby Covington next for Leon Edwards, Belal Muhammad vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov in the works
UFC president Dana White doesn't usually book fights after events, but he did, twice, on Saturday night at UFC 286.
UFC 286 results: Leon Edwards defeats Kamaru Usman by majority decision to retain welterweight title in London
UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards raised the roof at The O2 Arena as he defeated Kamaru Usman for the second time in a row to retain his title on home soil in London, England.
‘Nobody could have beat me that night’: Ian Freeman retells the story of his legendary win over Frank Mir
Before the stars of UFC 286 faced off at the ceremonial weigh-ins, the fans inside The O2 Arena were given a special treat as they took part in a special fan Q&A session with a panel of UFC legends.
The formalities are almost complete as we edge toward fight night at UFC 286 in London. But, before the fighters step into the Octagon, they have to step on the scale and flex for the fans, before facing off with their opposite numbers at the ceremonial weigh-ins.
Few fighters know about the electric atmosphere of London’s O2 Arena like Michael Bisping. “The Count” fought there four times under the UFC banner, and, speaking to Simon Head, he said that the fighters set to make their first walk in the famous venue are set for an unforgettable experience.
The opening bout of UFC 286 will see husband and wife team of Veronica and Dan Hardy make the walk to the Octagon for their first assignment together as a married couple. Simon Head caught up with them both during fight week in London to get an inside look on life in a married fighter-coach partnership.
UFC 286 official weigh-in results: Leon Edwards, Kamaru Usman, and Colby Covington, hit championship weight in London
The official weigh-ins for UFC 286 were all wrapped up in quick time as all 30 fighters, plus one special addition, all hit the scale and registered their final pre-fight weights in just 43 minutes ahead of fight night in London.